san francisco botanical garden

Photographing foliage

– Posted in: Garden Photography, Garden Visits

A garden photograph is not simply a landscape photo taken in a garden.  It should communicate something about gardening, something that enlarges the viewer's understanding and appreciation of gardens. This photo of fresh emerging, nearly chartreuse foliage of Rhododendron hyperythrum is a fine landscape photo, a nice leaf pattern with a sense of vibrant young leaves unfolding, [...]

The Photo Workshop

– Posted in: Garden Photography

I have really been having fun learning how to run the garden photography workshops at San Francisco Botanical Garden.  Each class has become a lesson on one particular theme. You too can learn, by giving yourself an assignment, something to work on - and just do it.  For instance "focal points".  Here, at SFBG we [...]